Thursday, 10 May 2012

Paseo


Today's WOTD is: "paseo" = walk

In Spanish, the noun "paseo" is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means a walk. The noun “paseo” is also used in Spanish to refer to:
  • A public place commonly used to go for a walk/ stroll;
  • A type of street/ avenue (usually with facillities for a walk/ a stroll);

A related action word/ verb is “pasear” which may be used to mean to walk/ to go for a walk/ a stroll/ a ride.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "paseo" or “pasear” are:
  • ¡Anda a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);
  • ¡Andad a paseo! (get lost! -said to more than one person);
  • ¡Anden a paseo! (get lost! -said to more than one person);
  • ¡Ande a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);
  • Capote de paseo (bulfighters' outfit cape)
  • Dar un paseo (to go for a walk);
  • ¡Id a paseo! (get lost! -said to more than one person);
  • ¡Iros a paseo! (get lost! -said to more than one person);
  • Enviar a paseo (to tell someone to get lost);
  • Mandar a paseo (to tell someone to get lost);
  • Salir a pasear (to go for a walk);
  • ¡Vete a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);
  • ¡Vaya a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);
  • ¡Váyase a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);
  • ¡Vayan a paseo! (get lost! -said to more than one person);
  • ¡Váyanse a paseo! (get lost! -said to one person);

Some examples of the use of the word "paseo" and ”pasear” are:
  • Me cansé y le dije, ¡anda a paseo! (I got fed up and said to him, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y le dije, ¡ande a paseo! (I got fed up and said to him, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y le dije, ¡vete a paseo! (I got fed up and said to him, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y le dije, ¡vaya a paseo! (I got fed up and said to him, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y le dije, ¡váyase a paseo! (I got fed up and said to him, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡andad a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡anden a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡id a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡iros a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡vayan a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les dije, ¡iváyanse a paseo! (I got fed up and said to them, get lost!);
  • Me cansé y les envié a paseo (I got fed up and said to them to get lost);
  • Me cansé y les mandé a paseo (I got fed up and said to them to get lost);
  • El maestro se puso el capote de paseo (the matador put on his walking cape);
  • Dimos un paseo por el centro (we went for a walk in the town centre);
  • Dimos un paseo en barco (we went for a boat ride);
  • ¿Salimos a pasear? (shall we go for a walk?);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "paseo" in the YouTube clip: PASEAR EN TREN - con Letra

For more on the word "paseo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Paseo

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “paseo” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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